Musculoskeletal (Orthopedic) Service Line ~ Part 1 of 2



This two part module provides the necessary background needed to code procedures on the musculoskeletal system.
Part One of this module is comprised of the following lessons:
•Anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal system.
•Musculoskeletal code structure and format.
•Procedures on the soft tissues.


•Indicate whether  specified joints and bones are above or below the diaphragm.
•Label a diagram indicating the bones of the foot and hand.
•Differentiate between tendons and muscles.
•Identify the ten body systems in the Medical and Surgical section where musculoskeletal procedures are located.
•Determine a course of action when procedures are performed over overlapping layers.
•Identify the root operation for Achilles tendon lengthening procedures.
•Assign a code for a muscle biopsy.
•Apply ICD-10-PCS coding principles and the knowledge to assign codes.
•Given a procedure or operative report, assign ICD-10-PCS codes.

CE Credits

This program has been approved for 2 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 2 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

Technical Requirments

Recommended operating systems:
Window 7 or higher
Mac OS 10.7 or higher

Supported Browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or greater
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
Google Chrome 2.0 or greater
Apple Safari 2.0 or greater

DSL or better
Recommended internet connection speed 500 or higher kbps

Additional Software:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Flash Player
Current version of Java

Sound: (all modules are fully narrated)
Computer speakers or headset

Printer access to print CEU certifications


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